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Executive Department June 30th 1862 Signed 18 Bonds for "Confederate war tax" dated May 1 1862 for $5.000 each, one at 10 years no 126 to 143 inclusive

Signed for "Deficienties in Treasury" 36 Bonds dated 1 July 1862 One at 10 years - no 1 to 36 inclusive of $1.000 each $ 36.000 Also 50 of same No 1 to 50 inclusive of $5.000 each $250.000 Jno Gill Shorter

Executive Department July 15th 1862 Signed for "Deficiencies in Treasury" 9 Bonds dated July 1, 1862. One at 10 years, no 37 to 45 inclusive of $1.000 each $9.000.

Signed 18 Bonds for "Confederate war tax" dated May 1 1862 for $5,000 each one at 10 years no 144 to 141 inclusive $90.500 Jno Gill Shorter

Executive Department Montgomery July 18th 1862 Signed for "Confederate war tax" 25 Bonds of $5.000 each dated May 1 1862 one at 10 years, nos from 101 to 125 inclusive $125.000 Jno Gill Shorter

Executive Department Montgomery Oct. 22nd 1862. Signed for "Deficiency in Treasury" 90 Bonds, dated July 1st 1862 due at 10 years, no 46 to 135 inclusive , of $1.000 each $90.000 (to pay for steamer Florida) Jno Gill Shorter

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Executive Department Montgomery Jany 21st 1862 Signed this day 160 State Bonds, dated March 1, 1861, for one thousand dollars each, at ten years, interest coupons payable March 1 annually _ Nos from 677 to 836 inclusive - $160.000. Jno. Gill Shorter,

Executive Department Montgomery Febry 3rd 1862 Signed this day 19 State Bonds, dated March 1, 1861, for one thousand dollars each, at ten years, interest coupons payable annually on 1 March _ Nos from 837 to 855 inclusive - $19,000. Jno. Gill Shorter,

Executive Department Montgomery Febry 18th 1862 Signed this day 100 State Bonds, dated March 1, 1861, for one thousand dollars each, at ten years, interest coupons payable annually on 1 March _ Nos from 856 to 955 inclusive - $100,000. Jno. Gill Shorter,

Executive Department Montgomery May 8 th 1862 Signed this day 50 State Bonds, "issued for payment of Confederate war tax" _ dated May 1, 1862, for ten thousand dollars each, at ten years, interest coupons payable annually on 1 May - not numbered. $500,000 Jno. Gill Shorter,

Executive Department Montgomery May 10 th 1862 Signed this day 15 State bonds, "issued for payment of Confederate war tax" _ dated May 1, 1862, for [stricken word] one thousand dollars each, at ten years, interest coupons payable annually on 1 May, $15,000 Also 11 Bonds, for same purpose, for Five thousand dollars each, dated & payable as last above -- $55,000 The $5,000 bonds no from 1 to 11 inclusive Jno. Gill Shorter,

Executive Department Montgomery May 12th 1862 Signed this day 11 State bonds for $1,000 each -- $11,000 and also 5 state bonds $5000 each -- 25,000 "issued for payment of Confederate War tax", dated & payable as last above stated. The $1,000 bonds are numbered from 16 to 26 inclusive, & the $5,000 bonds from 12 to 16 inclusive. Jno. Gill Shorter,

Also signed this day 74 State Bonds of $1,000, numbered from 27 to 100 inclusive, dated & payable as above -- $74,000 Also signed this day 34 State Bonds of $5,000, numbered from 17 to 50 inclusive, dated & payable as above -- $170,000 May 12th 1862 Jno, Gill Shorter,

Also signed this day 54 State bonds of $1,000, numbered from 101 to 154 inclusive, dated & payable as above -- $50,000 Also signed this day 50 State Bonds of $5,000, numbered from 51 to 100 inclusive, dated & payable as above -- $250,000 May 12th 1862. Jno, Gill Shorter,

Also signed this day 100 State bonds of $1,000, numbered from 151 to 250 inclusive, dated & payable as above -- $100,000 May 19th 1862 Jno, Gill Shorter,

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1 Executive Department Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 5th 1861.

Hon. A. F. Hopkins, [check]

Dear Sir:

I have the pleasure to hand you enclosed a copy of the Act. passed by General Assembly for Hospital accommodations for our troops in Virginia, and beg to call your attention to its provisions. By the terms of the Act I am constrained to the conviction that it appropriates the funds for accommodations and supplies to be hereafter obtained and that no part of them could properly be applied in extinguishment of any indebtedness or liability incurred heretofore in furtherance of like humane purpose in Virginia by patriotic citizens of Alabama.

I also herewith hand you a letter to Dr. C. J. Clark and Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Secy. of War, which I beg you to read, and which explain themselves.

With the highest appreciation of the ardent patriotism of yourself and excellent lady, and the assurance of my confidence in your ability and success, and my best wishes for your health and safe return to Alabama, I am Most Respectfully Yours (Signed.) Jno. Gill Shorter.

Executive Department Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 5th, 1861.

Dr. C. J. Clark [check]

Dear Sir;

I have the pleasure to inform you that our General Assembly have appropriated $30,000 for Hospitals accommodations for our disabled and sick troops in Virginia, and while the appointment of Surgeon is expected to be conferred by me, I am impressed that it might not be agreable to the Secretary of War for me to interfere with the Army Regulations, which place the appointing power in him, and as the establishment must fall under the supervision of his Department. I have addressed him a letter by Hon. A. F. Hopkins, (who is commissioned by this Department as the agent of the State for the establishment of the Hospital and who carries with him a copy of the Act under which we are proceeding} - advising him that it would be most agreable to the public authorities of Alabama and our troops, to transfer you from the 10th Alabama Regiment, and assign you to the medical supervision of the Hospital.

I doubt not that it will be the pleasure of the Secretary of War to comply with our wishes, and I hope that you may consent to accept a position so honorable, where you can render such valuable services to the patriotic soldiers of your State who may require them at your hands.

With highest regards I am Respectfully Yours (Signed) Jno. Gill Shorter.

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2 Executive Department Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 5th, 1861.

Hon. J. P. Benjamin, [check] Secretary of War;

Sir,

I have the pleasure to inform you that the Legislature of Alabama have appropriated thirty thousand dollars for Hospital accommodation and supplies for Alabama troops in Virginia, and other divisions of the Army, containing Alabama troops : and that the Hon. Arthur F. Hopkins has been appointed the agent of the State, who, with his patriotic lady, is now about to set out for Virginia. The Legislature also have provided that the Surgeon for the Hospital, to be established, shall be appointed by the Govenor of Alabama; but as we desire the Establishment to be wholly under the Control of the War Department (as it manifestly should be) I decline to commission a Surgeon, as I am earnestly desirous not to interfere with the powers properly appertaining to your Department; but as the State has made this liberal provision for her disabled troops in the Confederate Service, and as Dr. C. J. Clark - now Surgeon of the 10th Alabama Regiment - Col. Forneyis highly competent and trustworthy and appreciated by our troops and his transfer to that position would be most agreable to this Department, and our public authorities, I doubt not it will be your pleasure to accommodate our wishes by assigning Doct. Clark to the charge of the Hospital which may be established by Judge Hopkins. And I desire further to request that our Alabama Hospital may receive all the encouragement and assistance from your Department needful to attain the humane object comtemplated by its establishment.

With high regard, I am Your Obt. Servant. (Signed) John Gill Shorter.

Executive Department, Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 6th, 1861.

Gentlemen ; [check]

I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication of this date, enclosing the proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Alabama, by which is appropriated the sum of twentyfive hundred dollars for the use of the sick and disabled soldiers of Alabama, in the Army of the Confederate States ; and also a warrant drawn by the Grand Master on the Grand Treasurer in my favor, as Governor of Alabama for the above amount, to be disbursed in accordance with the instructions of the Grand Lodge. This liberal donation springing from the warm and generous impulses of a Fraternity identified with the noblest deeds of charity and the highest exhibitions of patriotism, will fill the popular heart with joy and gratitude. In behalf of Alabama I thank you for this timely contribution to a cause which demands the combined means and energies of the whole people. The cruel war now being waged against us will peril the health and lives of neighbors and friends, of loved ones - but the Grand Lodge of Alabama will have the unspeakable satisfaction to know that, to the utmost of its ability, it has relieved the sufferings of those gallant men who shall have gone forth to endure privations, encounter disease and death in the defence of their homes and

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